|1.||astronomy δ, Compare: right ascension the angular distance, esp in degrees, of a star, planet, etc, from the celestial equator measured north (positive) or south (negative) along the great circle passing through the celestial poles and the body|
|2.||See magnetic declination|
|3.||a refusal, esp a courteous or formal one|
declination dec·li·na·tion (děk'lə-nā'shən)
A bending, sloping, or other deviation from a normal vertical position.
A deviation of the vertical meridian of the eye to one or the other side due to rotation of the eyeball about its anteroposterior axis.
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